Rick Ross was invited onto the Breakfast Club to promote his new VH1 reality show, Signed. The pear connoisseur is under fire for sexualized comments he made during the interview towards radio DJ Angela Yee, and for his perspective on having sex with the aspiring artists he would be potentially helping.
Before the interview even started, Ross can be seen exerting his dominance and puffing his chest after a woman finishes pickcombing his impeccable beard. After being praised by Charlemagne Tha God he proceeds to suggest to Yee that she is wearing too much clothing and that she should take some off. As if that wasn’t awkward enough, he tells her he needs to see her legs and she wraps a jacket around herself instead. Just when you thought the exchange was over, the conversation switches to a pool party Ross recently had and he tells Yee he needs her twerking at the next one.
Moving on. The reality show the rapper is promoting seems like a rebirth of Diddy’s Making the Band except it features several big names including Ross and The-Dream. The self-proclaimed “Black Berry Gordy” runs Maybach Music Group under Atlantic Records. He’s given us artists like Wale and Meek Mill, but his roster has been noticeably light on female influences.
Ross explains what the reason for that might be.
“I never did it because I always thought I would end up f-cking the female rapper, f-cking the business up. I’m so focused on my business. I got to be honest with you,” Ross joked. “She’s looking good. I’m spending so much money on her photo shoots. I gotta f-ck her a couple of times.”
The best example of this is singer and rapper Cardi B. She recently signed to Atlantic Records, the same label MMG is under, off the steam of free mixtapes she released on her own. Cardi is topping the hip hop charts with her summer smash hit, “Bodak Yellow” and there hasn’t been any sort of male presence in her promotion. Men like Ross are hopefully becoming an endangered species as women like Cardi B are the next wave of women in hip hop.
The bright side is that Signed appears to feature artists of all backgrounds, including some women. We will have to tune in to see if there is any more misconduct, and with any luck the winner will get more than an ultimatum from Rick Ross.
10 Rappers With Unexpected Side Businesses
1. Pharrell Williams recently announced he’s teaming with upscale grocery store Dean & DeLuca to offer a line called “The Williams Family Kitchen” inspired by authentic recipes straight from the Williams family.Source: 1 of 10
2. 2 Chainz never forgets where he came from. The rapper once revealed that he’s a landlord in his hometown of Atlanta.Source: 2 of 10
3. Lil Kim has always been about her coins. The Queen Bee teamed with North Carolina salon owner and cousin Katrise Jones to expand and franchise Jones’ Salon Se Swa brand to five salons.Source: 3 of 10
4. One of the most unexpected business ventures in hip-hop history was Jay Z acquiring partial ownership of the New Jersey Nets, bringing them to play in his hometown of Brooklyn. Iconic!Source: 4 of 10
5. Cam’ron has had some of the most innovative businesses in the rap game. He’s had everything from his own line of cereal to capes to even owning his own chicken spot in Harlem.Source: 5 of 10
6. Snoop Dogg has his hands in almost anything you can think of. One of his more unusual side projects is his chain of Snoopermarkets with Overstock.com.Source: 6 of 10
7. Rick Ross put his money where his mouth is. The MMG Boss has built himself a small empire of Wingstop franchises.Source: 7 of 10
8. Everyone knows 50 Cent is the ultimate hustler. The rapper/actor/producer made millions from his Vitamin Water deal and even invests in platinum mines in South Africa.Source: 8 of 10
9. LL Cool J has been making moves since his career started many years ago. The rapper released a children’s book called “And the Winner Is…. “. It comes with a CD and is part of a Scholastic series called Hip Kid Hop. It’s still available on Amazon.Source: 9 of 10
10. Back in 2008, E-40 invested in Icepiks by E.D.K.O.: A studded toothpick held in the teeth of celebs like Chris Brown and Ja Rule for stylish purposes.Source: 10 of 10
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